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how long to get a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage from the US Embassy in Manila?


analyn bernel
how to get the legal capacity to contract marraige from australian embassy and how long to get it?

Yak Rider

Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

Any foreigner who wishes to marry in the Philippines is required by the Philippine Government to obtain from his/her Embassy a "Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage" before filing an application for a marriage license. This certification affirms that there are no legal impediments to the foreigner marrying a Filipino (i.e, that the foreigner is already married to someone else). Unlike the Philippines, the U.S. Government does not keep a central statistical registry for births, marriages and deaths and cannot verify this information. Instead, the Philippine Government accepts an "Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage." Americans may execute this affidavit at the American Embassy in Manila or the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu. Personal appearances of the American citizen applicant cannot be waived, but the fiance(e) need not be present. Philippine authorities will not accept any substitute document initiated in the United States.

Applicants may apply for the "Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage" at the Embassy's American Citizen Services Branch everyday from Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 10:00 am.(except Philippine and American holidays). The American must present his/her U.S. passport. There is a fee of $30.00 or its peso equivalent for the affidavit, payable in cash only.

The Affidavit is notarized by a U.S. consular officer. The consular officer can refuse to perform this service if the document will be used for a purpose patently unlawful, improper, or inimical to the best interest of the United States. Entering into a marriage contract with an alien strictly for the purpose of enabling entry to the United States for that individual is considered an unlawful act. Section 4221 of Title 22 United States Code provides penalties for individuals who commit perjury in an affidavit taken by a consular officer.

It took us around 30 minutes to wait for our turn and another 15 minutes to fill out the form.
Talked to the agent for a few minutes and gave him the fee and we had it in our hands. No more than one hour. Remember you can't bring cell phones or any other electronics to the embassy except for the American citizen. We got ours at the consulate in Cebu.

how long t get the legal capacity of spanish man in spain embassy of the phillipines?and how about the filipina women that he has married what all the requirments to bring in the spain embassy of the philippines?thnak you in advnace to give me all the info...

marilou berin
if i need to get an appointment to the spanish consul dept. from here in spain just to get the certificate of legal capacity,to whom or which number i could call,so by the time i get there in the phil.i already have date to get the form and sign it for i don't have much time to stay in the phil.to do the paper work because of my job. your response is highly appreciated, marilou berin

is my fiancee can get the legal capacity to marry in USA. AND BRING IT HANDED TO PHILIPPINES WHILE HE IS STILL IN USA?

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